Casting: Die Hard 5 Gets Villains, Wilde and Neeson Confirmed for Haggis’ Third Person

Sebastian Koch in Black Book (2006) Movie ImageTwo bits of casting news today, one for John Moore’s upcoming fifth “Die Hard” movie, “A Good Day to Die Hard”, which will feature Bruce Willis reprising his role as New York supercop John McClane.

This time around, the guy famous for being in the wrong place at the right time will have to team up with his previously unseen son Jack (“Spartacus: Blood and Sand’s” Jai Courtney) to battle bad guys and, of course, save the world.

The McClanes will be battling Sebastian Koch (“The Lives of Others”, “Black Book”) and Yulia Snigir in the Russian-set film. Koch will play Komorov, while Snigir will play Irina. Both are believed to be playing the film’s villains.

Liam Neeson in Unknown (2011) Movie ImageMeanwhile, “Crash” director Paul Haggis’ latest “disparate stories about disparate people that all comes together at the end” movie “Third Person” has officially added Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde, playing one of three couples that make up the film’s storylines.

Neeson and Wilde previously co-starred in Haggis’ “The Next Three Days” (with Russell Crowe), though the two never met onscreen. In “Third Person”, that’s going to change, since Neeson will play a man in a relationship with a the party reporter played by Wilde.

“Third Person” is about “three story lines, three love stories, three relationships in three different cities that combine in a very odd way: New York, Paris, Rome.”

Haggis hopes to start shooting the film in August.

Olivia Wilde in The Change-Up (2011) Movie Image